San Diego is the legacy of the Kumeyaay people. The Kumeyaay are an indigenous people who lived throughout what is now the state of California. After the Kumeyaay had lost control over their home, there was a period of Mexican rule. Finally, America took over the entire state of California in the nineteenth century.
Since then, San Diego has grown to be a multicultural city. There is not the same city rush that you experience in other populated American cities. The Pacific coast on the western border endows the city with vibrant beaches.
In the North, there are residential areas that lie amongst the hilly region. However, there are hardly any tourist attractions in this part of the city. In the Northwest of the city, the La Jolla neighborhood has a variety of activities to offer. In La Jolla, visitors can visit stunning beaches, the aquarium, museums and golf courses.
South of La Jolla, is Mission Beach and Pacific Beach. Water sports activities are immensely popular around here. Like any other beach town, clubs, shops, and restaurants are plentiful.
Further south of Pacific Beach, Point Loma, and Ocean Beach are laid back neighborhoods with a hippie vibe. Balboa Park and Hillcrest are to the east of Ocean Beach.
Things To Do
The central part of the city is the economic hub of San Diego. Nightlife and dining are affluent in this section of the city. Travelers can wander through the huge urban parks and visit the San Diego Zoo while in the central portion of the city.
If you are looking for a shopping spree, Mid-City is a great spot to visit. Ironically, ‘Mid-City’ is in the Eastern region of the city. Also, this section of the city is home to amateur artists and young professionals alike. San Ysidro region is the gateway between San Diego and Mexico.
Due to the long Pacific coastline, beaches like Ocean Beach, Mission Beach, and Pacific Beach, are popular among tourists. Consequently, water sports like surfing, sailing, scuba diving, Whale watching, Boating, Kayaking, and Jetpacking can be enjoyed. Some favorite locations for watersports include La Jolla, Mission Bay, Point Loma, and Downtown.
San Diego Zoo, Sea World, Birch Aquarium, and Balboa Park are exciting places to watch animal life. Museums like California Surf Museum, San Diego Natural History Museum, and The New Children’s Museum are ready to take you on a historical tour of space, childhood and the city. Lastly, Cabrillo Park and Cabrillo National Monument preserve the history of when Europeans first set foot here.
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November 20, 2016 4:18 pm